One Last Thing

Rich Small has spent more than a decade with Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, originally 
as its chief financial officer. 
When a strategic reorganization 
took place in March 2016, he was asked to lead the Cumberland-
based company as CEO. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Share internally to stay on track

Rich Small | Neurotech Pharmaceuticals Inc. CEO By training, I am a certified public accountant with a professional history focused in raising capital, strategizing and...
After years working as a controller in various industries, including construction and law, Lorena Voyer last year started Controlled Solutions Inc. The Warwick firm offers outsourced controller services and has grown quickly, allowing her to hire three staffers. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Cultivate ‘invested partners’

Lorena Voyer | Controlled Solutions Inc. president While businesses may not have the financial resources or workload to hire staff, they still need to have...
After a long career as a banking executive and four years at Brown University as chief development officer, Neil D. Steinberg joined the Rhode Island Foundation in 2008. He has served as CEO and president of the public charity ever since, leading a host of initiatives in education and health affecting communities across the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

We can all be civic leaders

Neil D. Steinberg | Rhode Island Foundation CEO and president Leadership is not an executive title. Leaders do not have to be anointed, trained or...
Joseph R. Perroni started as a group sales representative at Delta Dental of Rhode Island 26 years ago. The Rhode Island native worked his way up to chief sales officer and, finally, CEO and president, when Joseph A. Nagle retired in July. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Make R.I. ‘a better place’

Joseph R. Perroni, Delta Dental of Rhode Island CEO and president Here are a few guiding principles I’ve followed that I think are important for anyone to...
In 1983, Lynn Singleton was named president of the Providence Performing Arts Center and successfully reversed the then-struggling theater’s financial fortunes. Attendance at PPAC has increased from 57,000 that first year to nearly 500,000 this year. During his tenure, he and PPAC have received widespread recognition, including several Tony Awards for production. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘You win with good people’

J.L. “Lynn” Singleton | Providence Performing Arts Center CEO and president Here are some thoughts I have consistently found to be true over my decades...
Cortney Nicolato returned to her native Rhode Island last fall to lead United Way. Cultivating strategic partnerships is a theme of her career and a guiding force today as she leads work that changes lives and strengthens the community – work that calls for putting individual agendas aside to solve large-scale problems. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

United, Rhode Island wins

Cortney Nicolato | United Way of Rhode Island CEO and president What I love most about our state and the people in it: Rhode Islanders...
Mark S. Murphy became editor of PBN 
in 2005 after being a photojournalist, 
editor and writer for newspapers and 
magazines, with a midcareer business 
fellowship thrown in. In October he 
becomes director of the John H. Chafee 
Center for International Business at 
Bryant University. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

To build a strong team, first listen, learn and teach

Mark S. Murphy | Providence Business News editor In my nearly four decades as a journalist, I have experienced success and failure, thankfully not in...
Jay Allbaugh has been with Cox since 2000 and came to head the Northeast team in November 2014. Previously Allbaugh had worked in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma for the telecommunications and information-technology services company. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Using technology to bring us closer

Jay Allbaugh | Cox Communications senior vice president and region manager, Northeast I have seen many changes to our company and industry during the past...
As blumshapiro’s industry leader for its construction and real estate group, Luke Ebersold has significant responsibilities. But his move to Rhode Island has given him personal satisfaction, as well as exposure 
to the state’s workforce-
development programs. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Responsive government helps develop workforce in way industry needs

Luke Ebersold | Blum, Shapiro & Co. PC Rhode Island managing partner Even though I’ve spent the last several years living and working in Connecticut,...
As an international banker, Jeffrey Diehl faced complex problems, including helping HSBC Bank return to the good graces of the U.S. government after a scandal. His move to Rhode Island came from a desire to do good for smaller communities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Customer needs should help define your structure, programs

Jeffrey Diehl | Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank CEO and executive director Whether your organization operates in the private or public sectors, focus on customers is...
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